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Light Layers: The Half Zip Sweater

October 10th, 2013
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Men have no shortage of options when it comes to choosing a sweater. The V-neck, crewneck, cardigan, and turtleneck are four staple sweaters that every guy should have in his wardrobe. The half zip sweater, on the other hand, is one that we frequently see in stores and online, always seems like a good idea to purchase, but can admittedly be somewhat puzzling to style. Now that sweater weather is in full swing, here’s a look that offers some inspiration on how to wear a half zip sweater this fall.

Half Zip Sweater - He Spoke Style

With a V-neck, crewneck, cardigan, or turtleneck sweater, it’s fairly cut and dry in terms of knowing how to dress it up or dress it down. Though a half zip sweater is slightly more casual and sporty, it can also work as part of a more dressed up look.

Half Zip Sweater - He Spoke Style

Half Zip Sweater - He Spoke Style

Half zip sweaters are usually fairly thin, which makes them ideal layering pieces. Wear it as an outer layer over a button up shirt with or without a tie or throw on a blazer if it’s a little cooler outside.

Half Zip Sweater - He Spoke Style

Half Zip Sweater - He Spoke Style

Half Zip Sweater - He Spoke Style

This Look: Tan half zip sweater by J.Crew (color not available, get similar here) – White dress shirt by J.Crew – Wine chinos by Uniqlo (similar here) – Dark grey wool tie by J.Crew – Brown leather plaque belt by J.Crew – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Walnut leather cap toe dress shoes c/o Allen Edmonds (Strand)

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Today.com, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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